Tuesday, 4 March 2014

AGT - Talent Show Performance lyrics

For those of you that have watched/are watching the video of my performance at the talent show from the other week, but are struggling to make out the actual lyrics, here they are, in full. Hopefully it also clarifies one or two moments....

I didn't choose the fandom life...
The fandom life chose me.
It grabbed my hand...and whispered...
*What did it whisper, what did it whisper...?*
........
It whispered RUN.

I'm an extra-terrestrial!
Came up out the freakin' dirt like a vegetable,
Time to show you what I have in store,
When I'm in the booth, I ask Kai to press record,
I got Irish friends, but they ain't no Leprechauns,
...Time I really showed you all,
Cool kids didn't wanna hear, said 'Who d'you think you're fooling?
You're no rapper bruv, you're middle-class, white and you're from Tooting!'

Been a while since I've written, I'll make no apology,
Guarantee I'm coming back, You can call it prophecy,
Won't just take you down a peg, I'll push you off the ladder,
All my bars are cunning plans... -
Call me Blackadder,

As common courtesy I took a little step back,
But I'd never let a little thing like that cause me a setback,
Now I'm back in the game,
A Good Feeling, Mikill Pane,
My name's VortiGan,
It means 'High King',
I better start my reign!

Standin’ at a hundred feet, this is for Disc-Overy
VortiGan’s the name, Disturbin’ Ashcroft is the company
This is the Disc-Overy, everything in front of me
I ain’t even worried about anything that’s under me
Standin’ at a hundred feet, this is for Disc-Overy
VortiGan’s is the name, Disturbin’ Ashcroft is the company
This is the Disc-Overy, the point of no recovery
I don’t even care, I’m goin’ in, cover me...

Pack it up, pack it in,
Let me begin,
I came to win,
Battle me, that's a sin,
Get up, stand up,
Come on throw your hands up,
Time to 'Jump Around',
Ashcroft, throw your hands up!
This might be the last time I stand on this stage,
I'm eighteen years,
Chronological age,
I thought with this bit, "I'll take it back to the nineties",
All of you, listen up!
As I'm saying my rhymes, please,
Velli...Proph, Biggz & Jhaz - it's all love,
If they're the rappin' MJs,
I'm the white glove,
And just like the prodigal son, I've returned,
As I'm dropping these bars, jumpin' down from above!

I came to get down, I came to get down, now stay in your seats but Jump Around!
Jump Around! (But stay in your seats)
Jump Around! (But stay in your seats)
Jump Around!
Jump up, Jump up and get down!

I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is freakin’ awesome

I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is freakin’ awesome

I wear your granddad's clothes
I look incredible
I'm in this big old coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I wear your granddad's clothes (damn right)
I look incredible (now come on man)
I'm in this big old coat (big old coat)
From that thrift shop down the road (let's go)


(Rough transcription)

Alright we're gonna try a little call and response now, 
So when I point the mic at you, I want you to sing
'Wayo, wayo, wayo, way-yooooooo.......'
D'you think you can do that for me?...........
Okay, let's give it a go...
'Wayo, wayo, wayo, way-yooooooo.......'
Oh, that girl looks good,
'Wayo, wayo, wayo, wey-yooooooo.......'
Play on, play on, play on....
'Wayo, wayo, wayo, way-yooooooo.......'
Oh, that girl looks good,
'Wayo, wayo, wayo, way-yooooooo.......'
Play on, play on, play on....

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For the second part, here's the verse that I did for the impromptu performance.

Now the.......thing about writing bars is it's not always an easy job,
Last year I had a lot on my plate, like a buffet, and I can't really go off-the-top,
But I made time to write a quick sixteen to satisfy the fans,
And after that, then I better get back to work, cos the thing is I've got plans,
Yeah....did you hear the news?
With these bars, I blew a fuse,
And I'm telling you, no excuse,
Panic Stations, no time to Muse....
And from the Muse I'm Uprising,
Bars like comedy, all about timing,
Better sit back, cos this beat, I'm driving,
You'll place second, still a silver lining,
My name's VortiGan, and I entertain,
It means 'High King', yeah I'm crazy, insane,
You gave me this beat, and I killed it, dead,
I'll become rap royalty - off with your head,
My name's VortiGan, and I entertain,
It means 'High King', yeah I'm crazy, insane,
You gave me this beat, and I killed it, dead,
I'll become rap royalty - off with your head!


Note: The next part is a verse written by Ed Sheeran. Sorry! As I say in the verse above, "I can't really go off the top,"...had another verse of mine come to me sooner, believe me I'd have done it, but this verse from 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' was the next thing that sprang to mind!

I've still got a rucksack for the old clothes,
I rap with the cold flows,
I’m back, with the most jokes,
In fact, you don’t know,
On tracks I throw blows,
To make my punchlines relevant,
If you can’t keep up,
You’ll get none, you sell a bit,
My flow’s developin’
Skin lacks the melanin,
Give me a shot of adrenalin and I get it in,
I do it for the hell of it,
Cos I be spittin’ tunes that mainstream,
Like “The A Team”,
I seem to sell a bit,
I took what held me back with the women,
And then I packaged the image,
Put in some content,
And then I sold it back as a gimmick,
The fact is this - I’ll end up datin' actresses,
Wake up on dirty mattresses,
I think I need to practice this,
Gonna make “ish” happen, call me a laxative,
World’s on my shoulders, I don’t even know what Atlas is,
Hard bars, sharp - like they’re cactuses,
I’m back to rappin’, back to back,
Cos I’ve been practising, I’m ‘bout to sing this...